Articles about 'LGBT'

Implications of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa shares a call from UNISON for LGBT individuals to contribute to research about the impact of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa Willitts // 11 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Dyke Central – help make it happen

Television is a really hard game to break into. Maybe that’s one of the reasons that so much of what’s on TV is so… samey. Dyke Central, a TV show...

Jess McCabe // 11 April 2013

Categories: Blog

More equal than others: marriage, relationships and prejudice

Philippa explains why equal marriage should be allowed, and looks at how ridiculous some of the arguments against it are

Philippa Willitts // 5 February 2013

Categories: Blog

A tale of two cities

Is Tel Aviv's reputation as an LGBT-friendly tourist destination just pinkwash? Hannah Brock visits

Hannah Brock // 3 November 2012

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

New review: Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Queer-feminist pop-punk singer, Dandelion Radio DJ, ‘zine writer and organiser Ste McCabe has been described as a performer “armed with a mean, lean, bedroom Disco drum machine, a cheap guitar...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Edinburgh may not immediately come to mind as a music city or pioneer for queer activism but there is clearly a demand there for space for diverse performers. Pop punk singer and organiser Ste McCabe has helped create that in the form of the Pussy Whipped queer feminist festival. Liz Ely reports

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Categories: Music, Reviews

Song of the day: Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

Candi Staton warns against being trapped into a negative relationship for the sake of settling down

Holly Combe // 6 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Manchester Pride update

Further to marykmac’s post on Monday, the Manchester Pride organisers have now cancelled Danny Dyer’s DJ appearance on Saturday evening. Pride Chief Executive John Stewart said: Danny Dyer has a...

Laura // 24 August 2012

Categories: Blog

An Open Letter to Manchester Pride and Gaydar Radio

marykmac has some questions for the Manchester Pride organisers, in light of their decision to invite Danny Dyer to DJ at the event

Guest Blogger // 20 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Published 26 years later, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal reveals the painful truth behind the fabrications Jeanette Winterson used as protection in her highly acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Laura Brightwell considers the importance of Winterson's revelations, particularly as a building-block to mental health

Laura Brightwell // 30 July 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

European Union lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans survey launched

The first ever EU-wide online LGBT Survey is launched. ILGA-Europe encourages all individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to take part.

Helen G // 2 April 2012

Categories: Blog

International contest of short films against homophobia

Via Facebook and RAINBOW website: Calling all European young people RAINBOW (Rights Against INtolerance – Building an Open minded World) is now seeking submissions of short films made by young...

Helen G // 27 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Batwoman: Elegy

Debi Linton is impressed with J.H. Williams's outstanding artwork, showcasing a compelling super-heroine written with conviction and complexity by Greg Rucka

Debi Linton // 8 December 2011

Categories: Comics

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Social pressures impose binary gender on us all, but resistance is possible: Amelia Bayes reviews the follow-on anthology to a key text in queer theory

Amelia Bayes // 29 January 2011

Categories: Books

Pope Benedict XVI

Philippa talks about the Pope's impending visit to Britain, and whether the £20 million it will cost should be paid for by public money or the Catholic church.

Philippa Willitts // 7 February 2010

Categories: Blog

Woman wearing lesbian tshirt thrown out of US Government building

A woman was forced to leave a government building in California because she was wearing a ‘lesbian.com’ tshirt. Los Angeles Daily News reports that Lapriss Gilbert, 31, was stopped by...

Mel J // 26 August 2008

Categories: Blog

Sending asylum seekers home with instructions to “be discreet”

In an outrageous statement against LGBTs and asylum seekers, UK’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith claims gay and lesbian asylum seekers can be deported to Iran (and other countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Cameroon) safely as long as they are “discreet”.

sokari // 24 June 2008

Categories: Blog

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